January 21, 2011

Bronco Student-Athletes Post 3.0+ GPA for 11th time in 12 quarters

Santa Clara University's student-athletes posted a 3.0498 grade point average (GPA) for the Fall 2010 quarter. Santa Clara's student-athletes have achieved a 3.0 GPA or better 11 of the last 12 quarters. Santa Clara's cumulative GPA for its student-athletes is 3.0498.  The women's cross country team (right) led all teams with a 3.406 GPA for the Fall 2010 term.

Individually, Santa Clara had nine student-athletes achieve a perfect 4.0 GPA for the Fall 2010 quarter, 40 student-athletes posted a 3.7 GPA or higher and 88 posted a 3.5 GPA or higher. Thirteen Bronco programs posted a 3.0 GPA or better for the Fall 2010 quarter, with five teams posting a 3.2 GPA or better for the Fall 2010 quarter. In addition, 13 teams have a 3.0 GPA or better for their cumulative GPA - with every women's sport posting a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.  There are 82 Bronco student-athletes with a 3.5 or higher cumulative grade point average as well.

Those 13 teams who posted a 3.0 or better GPA for the Fall 2010 quarter include: men's cross country, men's crew, men's water polo, men's tennis, men's outdoor track, women's cross country, women's crew, women's golf, softball, women's soccer, women's tennis, women's outdoor track and volleyball.

 "Congratulations to our student-athletes on another terrific quarter.  With the grade point average above 3.0 for 11 of the last 12 quarters, it shows a high level of consistency in our student-athletes dedication in the classroom.  In addition, I credit our coaches for fostering an atmosphere of academic achievement, and our Academic Support team of Jeff Mitchell, Zoe Segnitz and Jason Stock for all of their efforts," said Santa Clara Athletic Director Dan Coonan.

On the women's side, the cross country posted the highest GPA at 3.406 for the Fall 2010 quarter. They also had the highest cumulative GPA at 3.336.

On the men's side, the cross country team also posted the highest GPA at 3.341 for the Fall 2010 quarter. They also had the highest cumulative GPA at 3.3.

"Finding the right balance between academics and athletics while still being very involved in campus life can be a challenge for anyone. The fact that the cross country/track student -athletes can achieve excellence both in the class-room and in competition is a testament to the team culture Tom Service worked so hard to create. However, most of the credit belongs to the incredible student athletes that choose to be a part of our program. Ben Demaree, Matt Savage, Kevin Oliver, Allie Sibole and Erin Hicks all earned perfect 4.0 GPA's last quarter and all played a major role in the team's success last season.  I am proud of their efforts and the team's emphasis on academic excellence," said Bronco head cross country and track coach Felipe Montoro.